October 22nd, 2008
11:15 AM ET
6 years ago

Obama camp out with response robocall

Barack Obama's campaign is releasing it's own robocall Wednesday in response to McCain's 'sleavy phone calls.'.
Barack Obama's campaign is releasing it's own robocall Wednesday in response to McCain's 'sleavy phone calls.'.

(CNN) - Barack Obama’s campaign is set to release it’s own robocall in Wisconsin Wednesday in response to McCain’s ‘sleazy phone calls,’ against the Illinois Senator.

According to the Web site Talking Points Memo, the call features Jeri Watermolen, a former McCain backer who has turned to support Obama because of the McCain campaign’s robocalls which ‘viciously—and falsely’ attack Obama.

“Hi, this is Jeri Watermolen, calling for the Campaign for Change. I live in Green Bay and, like you, I've been getting sleazy phone calls and mail from John McCain and his supporters viciously - and falsely - attacking Barack Obama. I used to support John McCain because he honorably served our country - but this year he's running a dishonorable campaign.”

Full script after the jump

Script:

Hi, this is Jeri Watermolen, calling for the Campaign for Change. I live in Green Bay and, like you, I've been getting sleazy phone calls and mail from John McCain and his supporters viciously - and falsely - attacking Barack Obama. I used to support John McCain because he honorably served our country - but this year he's running a dishonorable campaign. We know McCain will continue many of Bush's policies, and now he's using George Bush's divisive tactics. In fact, he hired the Bush strategists whose attacks even McCain once called hateful.

Barack Obama will turn the page on these negative politics and stand up for the middle class. That's the change we need, and it's why I have changed my mind about John McCain. Join me in voting for Barack Obama. Paid for the Campaign for Change, a project of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, and authorized by Obama for America.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (190 Responses)
  1. Florida Democrat

    I don't see how anyone can believe this talk about Ayers. I mean it's not like he turned up to these meetings with Obama burning a flag and wearing an "I hate America" t-shirt. You should quit a board or move neighbourhood because you are near someone who was involved in bombings when you were eight years old.

    October 22, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  2. Gary of El Centro, Ca

    Our next President really throws a good counter punch doesn't he? And it's a good clean punch, not below the belt like McCain throws.

    October 22, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  3. MARY,FLORIDA

    Thank you Carl Rove for you sleasy tactics.They are working,for Obama that is.

    October 22, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  4. mom for obama

    I hang up on all these robo-calls anyway...except the ones from my kids' schools. I don't agree with them, but at least Obama's isn't trying to slime McCain.

    October 22, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  5. Edmund

    Someone better tell Joe Biden, he hates robocalls.

    October 22, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  6. FAYE, NV

    John is the one starting this mess. Obama once said we will not throw the first punch, but will throw the last. Obama can not sit around and let John continue to spread lies. Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire. John is an angry old man who thought is election should have been handed to him. Now his name is trickster (ask Palin in the Bible who was this person?) John is full of bitterness and hatred and they, Sarah and John think God is only for them and the RePugs.

    Obama/Biden

    October 22, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  7. Peter

    Two wrongs don't make a right! Take the high road and don't do it!!!!

    October 22, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  8. John in Ohio

    Don't know if I really agree with that...

    October 22, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  9. Barack Backer

    Scare tactics is what McCain has decided is his basis for his campaign. All the things you hear are intended to scare people. Throughout the campaigns McCain has been absolutely negative. There was a study done at the university of WI and it found that 85% of McCains ads are negative.

    October 22, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  10. Chuck

    No matter what the Obama camp does it will never equal the sleaze and divisiveness of McCain and the third grader.

    October 22, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  11. s

    There is some truth to the old adage: Fight fire with fire.

    October 22, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  12. Chris

    Maybe if folks hear from Republicans who are disheartened about McCain's smears of Obama, maybe they'll see the light.

    Chris from NC

    October 22, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  13. Coherent1

    No Barack, you don't need to respond this with another Robo call. Those calls are aggravating. Continue with what you are doing. It is proving to be successful. Don't push people away by further annoying prospective voters with info of which they're already aware. You do not need this. People who listened and accepts John's Robo calls are those who've already made up their minds and are voting against you anyway. There's no turning back for them. Move on, we've got better things to do.

    October 22, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  14. Luigi

    McCain's Robo calls are spreading smears and lies. Obama's robo calls are defending himself and spreading his message.

    Negative robo calls VS positive robo calls.

    Obama should do this. He needs to spread his positive message of change.

    October 22, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  15. jessica

    Come on Obama you are light years ahead of this, dont stoop to McCaines level!

    October 22, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
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